Japan Cherry Blossoms Bloom Schedule 2018

Cherry blossom viewing (Hanami) season is an eagerly awaited period in Japan.

Cherry blossom viewing season of Japan begins in the country’s subtropical south around Okinawa in early March and moving upward to Hokkaido around early to mid-May.

Prefecture Location Flowering date Full bloom date
Hokkaido Region
Hokkaido Muroran May 3 May 8
Hokkaido Hakodate April 28 May 2
Hokkaido Sapporo May 1 May 5
Tohoku Region
Aomori Aomori April 21 April 26
Iwate Morioka April 17 April 23
Miyagi Sendai April 6 April 11
Akita Akita April 17 April 22
Yamagata Yamagata April 13 April 17
Fukushima Fukushima April 5 April 9
Kanto-Koushin Region
Ibaraki Mito March 26 April 3
Tochigi Utsunomiya March 26 April 2
Gunma Maebashi March 24 March 31
Saitama Kumagaya March 22 March 29
Chiba Choshi March 27 April 3
Tokyo Tokyo March 17 March 24
Kanagawa Yokohama March 20 March 28
Yamanashi Kofu March 21 March 28
Nagano Nagano April 7 April 13
Hokuriku Region
Niigata Niigata April 8 April 13
Toyama Toyama April 2 April 7
Ishikawa Kanazawa April 1 April 7
Fukui Fukui April 1 April 7
Tokai Region
Gifu Gifu March 20 March 28
Shizuoka Shizuoka March 20 March 29
Aichi Nagoya March 19 March 29
Mie Tsu March 23 March 28
Kinki Region
Shiga Hikone March 28 April 5
Kyoto Kyoto March 22 March 31
Osaka Osaka March 22 March 30
Hyogo Kobe March 23 April 1
Nara Nara March 24 March 31
Wakayama Wakayama March 21 March 29
Chugoku Region
Tottori Tottori March 27 April 4
Shimane Matsue March 27 April 4
Okayama Okayama March 24 April 1
Hiroshima Hiroshima March 20 March 29
Yamaguchi Shimonoseki March 22 March 31
Shikoku Region
Tokushima Tokushima March 24 April 1
Kagawa Takamatsu March 22 March 31
Ehime Matsuyama March 21 March 31
Kochi Kochi March 18 March 25
Kyushu Region
Fukuoka Fukuoka March 18 March 27
Saga Saga March 22 March 31
Nagasaki Nagasaki March 20 March 29
Kumamoto Kumamoto March 20 March 29
Oita Oita March 20 March 31
Miyazaki Miyazaki March 19 March 29
Kagoshima Kagoshima March 19 March 29
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